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  1. RI Patriots fan

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    Chanel Preston knows not everyone approves of her chosen profession. That's one of the risks that go with being one of the biggest stars in porn. But she never thought it would affect her ability to open a bank account.

    Preston recently opened a business account with City National Bank in Los Angeles. When she went to deposit checks into the account days later, however, she was told it had been shut down, due to "compliance issues".

    She found the manager she had originally worked with and asked what had happened. The bank, she was told, was worried about the Webcam shows she had on her site and had revoked the account.
    And it is not uncommon for many businesses to take a moral stand about who they do business with. Indeed, some investment firms make it a point to avoid getting involved with tobacco producers or gun manufacturers because of the social issues tied to those industries.

    Porn stars and adult entertainment industry insiders do note that the troubles they've experienced are tied to business—not personal—accounts. That may be because personal accounts are opened under their real names, which typically don't raise an eyebrow, while business is done under more well-known pseudonyms, which is when people take notice.


    Banks to porn stars: Your money's not welcome - NBC News.com


    Should banks be able to decide which business accounts they want to open and who gets loans based upon what they do?
     
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    I thought banks were in the same business, although I guess porn starts are faking it.
     
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    Let me guess if a lesbian couple wanted to open a joint account you would support the banker denying them on religious beliefs.
     
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    She should open a front company like the crooked politicians do.
     
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    Banks are "legal loan sharks" banks are "ruthless scum" banks are "necessary insitutions" to do business with and then get away as fast as you can.

    Never fratinize with a banker or a banks loan officer, don't ever ever have them in your home unless it is a business call, keep them away from your children and your pets, they are worse than politicians, if not worse they are just as bad.
     
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    Then why do you routinely side with an ideology that seeks to protect and hide finance fraud at every turn via deregulation?

    Give it a rest. You admire them and the way they do business.
     
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    Only if the bank didn't allow for same sex joint accounts for everyone.
     
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    Banks are whores legitimized by our government, so do not understand this beef.. it is one of those birds of a feather things..

    Guess banks are doing so well, because of our failed regulatory system, that they can turn away a person's money..
     
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    The real question is: "Should banks be allowed to exist as they are today?"

    What would Jesus do?

    Matt, 21:12

    "And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,"
     
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    A bank is a good place to get a loan if you can prove you don't need one.

    :bricks:
     
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    That is majorly progressive of you. There is hope for you yet.
     
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    The banks are no better morally than any porn star. Usuary? Dirty money? Laundering? Bank bailouts?

    Funny chit right here.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Jesus didn't approve of usuary.
     
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    It's all different flavors of the Woolworth lunch counter. That's what he's after.

    PFnV
     
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    Just wow. Not even capitalizing "Jew" for a fig-leaf in that translation?

    No wonder Europe had pogroms on easter. Hell, if it's between that and paganism, the egg-hunt seems a much more benign celebration.

    I'm actually glad that Christians learned to borrow and lend at interest, since it's the underpinning of the economic system - capitalism - that so many Christians claim to be inherent in their scriptures. As a descendent of the scapegoat minority which in certain times and places were the only ones who could do so, I have to say it's healthier for all concerned for "money-lending" to be a non-denominational pursuit.

    By the way, if any here want to find a way to do modern finance without interest, there's a whole world of "Islamic finance." Basically they've got it all described different ways so you can still do all the same things and describe the bank's cut in terms of "fees" rather than interest. I don't know what an Islamic savings account yields, or what you get for an Islamic CD. I suppose you get "fees" paid to you by the bank, which surprise surprise, come out to be exactly the same as the prevailing interest rate.

    God I'd hate to try to run the Al Qaeda pension fund.

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    No "a" in "usury," chief. New material?

    PFnV
     
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    Pope Francis commenting on the helping the poor and fascination with big banks... he said this yesterday in St. Peter's Square...

     
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    Good find but Popey has a bank over there as corrupt as any in the world.

    I like the Pope ... I do ... can he clean up his bank?
     
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    If he does that, nobody would give two shlitz about sex scandals in the priesthood.... unless they recurred they'd be "that bad thing from the early 2000s" within a few years.

    Cleaning up vatican banking may be the substance. But you want a front-page symbol? Auction some stuff, preferably some gold stuff. I'm not a big fan of Vatican-tracking, and wouldn't suggest stripping gold leaf out of a Michaelangelo ceiling or anything...

    But he could make a show of the fact that whatever certain statuary once meant, it now means a church that has forgotten its core teachings.

    Auction off a hundred relatively portable pieces of Vatican art - you know, not so much a chapel ceiling as a statue. You'd have any intrinsic value from materials, then you'd have the collectible value of "used to be in the vatican." Then the day after the auction, you devote 100% of it to poverty relief.

    That'd put a sock in the sex-scandal hounds.

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    Better yet...sell off some real estate that could go back on the tax base instead of doing nothing. Even donating it to a land trust would be better, if that applies.

    THere's a lot of stuff the church could auction and enhance their "mission", but none of it does the poor any good as long as they keep that insane rule forbidding contraception, particularly in the third world. They can have their anti-abortion thing if they OK'd contraception.
     

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